Edinburg is the educational and technological hub of Texas-Mexico border. The city is part of the fast-growing international metro area of McAllen, Mission, and Edinburg. Edinburg along with the rest of the South Texas area has a truly unique and rich culture. It is located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, where more than a million people live, and 87% of who are of Hispanic origin. Both Spanish and English are commonly used in everyday life, and most of the population is bilingual. The pace of life is relaxed, and the people are friendly and helpful. Population in Edinburg is about 56,000 with an area of 36.67 square miles.